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July 01, 2019

Odissi: A reconstructed classical dance of India

The poetry sculpted onto temple stone and performed by living Odissi dancers forms a confluence of grace and sensuality.

November 01, 2018

Pasupati

A midnight ceremony in Bali consecrates the newly-made dance masks for use in sacred ritual.

March 01, 2018

A Javanese court dance represents and reinforces the power of the sultan and the values of the culture.

March 01, 2017

The Lila of the Gnawa: A Ritual Traverse from Slavery to Redemption

The Gnawa of Morocco employ an all-night ritual 

of trance dancing to make peace with the residual 

memories of enslavement.

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June 01, 2016

A choreographer expresses the contemporary

paradox of being a woman, Muslim, North

African, Arab, and artist. 

March 01, 2016

State-sponsored Happiness

The Himalayan nation of Bhutan prepares for

the sixtieth birth anniversary of previous king.

The birthday gift of choice for this benevolent

monarch is dance.

October 01, 2015

A Romantic in Search of the Authentic

A look into Myanmar's dance traditions.

March 01, 2015

From War to Enlightenment

A Bhutanese ritual enactment celebrates a

historic battle strategem.

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June 01, 2019

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Choreographs Bach

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker presents Bach's Six Brandenburg Concertos in the epic 55,000-square-foot Drill Hall at New York's Park Avenue Armory.

June 01, 2019

Drive East 2018

The 2018 Drive East Festival of Indian Music and Dance offered an inspiring week-long program featuring a rich variety of top-level performing artists from India and the United States.

June 01, 2019

A Conversation with Maya Kulkarni and Mesma Belsaré

An interview with the highly talented Indian dancer and artist, Mesma Belsaré, and her mentor/choreographer, Maya Kulkarni.

June 01, 2019

In the Court of Yogyakarta

The court musicians and dancers of Yogyakarta perform signature dance traditions at Asia Society.

December 31, 2018

The Space Between

Andrea Miller's Gallim Dance Company receives a year-long residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

December 31, 2018

Site-Specific at the Rubin

The Rubin Museum partners with Pentacle Management in a series of site-specific dance offerings in their galleries.

September 01, 2018

A Day in the Life of Nrityagram

At the odissi dance village outside of Bangalore, the dancers create a new choreography -- Dasavataar -- The Ten Incarnations of Vishnu.

June 01, 2018

Three Israeli Choreographers

Three Israeli choreographers produce works that reflect the society's intensity and directness owing to a history of existential concerns.

June 01, 2018

Drive East

The Drive East Festival of Indian Music and Dance offers bold choreographic ideas in tandem with respect for tradition and super-charged dancing.

January 01, 2018

Two English Operas

Mark  Morris brings generous double bill of Britten's Curlew River and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.